Volunteer in Argentina with the Disadvantaged Children

Are you looking for a way to do volunteer work with disabled children in Argentina? This is an amazing project to join through Global Crossroad, if you love children, have a passion for helping others, and want to volunteer in Argentina.

  • Feel safe and secure while making a difference in the world
  • Help change the lives of children from rural and poverty-stricken areas
  • Budget-friendly prices starting at just $454
  • Highly reviewed and reputable Global Crossroad program

This is your opportunity to volunteer abroad in Argentina with disadvantaged children and help to provide them with the attention, love, friendship, and basic necessities that they need and deserve. AYSAD (Assistance and Service to Children with Disabilities) has been providing education, therapy, occupational training, and recreational services to youths with disabilities for the past 13 years. AYSAD has a maximum capacity of 120 children at a time, and unfortunately there is always a long waiting list. The children are divided into three levels depending upon their level of disability. Unlike most NGO’s, AYSAND receives government and private support, but the demand for their services from the community is far greater than their capacity.

A volunteering experience in Argentina with disable children is both challenging and rewarding. It is difficult to observe children who are struggling with severe disabilities, but uplifting to realize that you are capable of helping to improve their daily lives. You will immediately feel the gratitude and love from those whom you help. Your compassion and care toward these children is invaluable. This will be an unforgettable experience for you and the children whom you dedicate your time, energy, and love toward. If you enjoy working with children, you might also enjoy Global Crossroad’s volunteer teaching English overseas projects. Before traveling abroad, refresh your mind on traveling abroad safely tips.

Role of Volunteer

Your roles while volunteering in Argentina with the disadvantaged children will vary and depend upon the specific needs of the children and program at the time of your commitment; however, it is guaranteed that you will play an important role in the lives of these children. Your role will also be assigned based on your specific skills and interests. Below are some of the following ways in which you will be lending a helping hand.

  • Organizing educational and extracurricular activities, such as games, sports, art, music, and dance
  • Helping teachers and staff with daily chores
  • Evaluating physical and mental health conditions of the children
  • Setting up events
  • Assisting with rehabilitation
  • Promoting therapeutic activities
  • Planning and leading educational classes or workshops
  • Carrying out organizational and management tasks
  • Leading program development
  • Fundraising
  • Maintaining the facilities
  • Making the children smile and feel loved

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications needed in order to join a volunteer opportunity in Argentina with disadvantaged children project beyond basic Spanish skills. Beginner to intermediate Spanish is preferred. Spanish skills can help improve the experience for you and the children whom you work with. You might consider enrolling in our Spanish language program in Cordoba. Volunteers should be passionate about and love children. Volunteers should also be flexible, patient, and a team player. Please take note that this volunteer abroad in Argentina with disadvantaged children project is not available from December 1st to March 1st, and for the majority of July. Global Crossroad will be happy to help place you in a similar project though, if you are interested in volunteering during this time.

Dates: Volunteer in Argentina

All volunteer programs in Argentina start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.

Prices: Volunteer in Argentina

Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteer work in Argentina at the world’s most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in Argentina application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Weeks Hostel Shared Room/ No Meals Host Family Private Room/Half Food Medical (Hostel Shared Room/No meals) Medical(Host Family Private Room/Half Food)
1 Week $404 $460 $454 $510
2 Weeks $488 $600 $588 $700
3 Weeks $572 $740 $722 $890
4 Weeks $656 $880 $856 $1,080
5 Weeks $740 $1,020 $990 $1,270
6 Weeks $824 $1,160 $1,242 $1,460
7 Weeks $908 $1,300 $1,285 $1,650
8 Weeks $992 $1,440 $1,392 $1,840
9 Weeks $1,076 $1,580 $1,526 $2,030
10 Weeks $1,160 $1,720 $1,660 $2,220
11 Weeks $1,244 $1,860 $1,794 $2,410
12 Weeks $1,328 $2,000 $1,928 $2,600

How your fee is allocated?

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (hostel or host family)
  • Food (see price table for different options)
  • Airport pick up/Transfer
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

The volunteering in Argentina program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.

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